WATCH: De Blasio Calls AOC ‘Wrong’ On ‘Concentration Camps’ Comparison: ‘Entirely Different Realities’

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. was “wrong” to describe migrant detention centers as “concentration camps.”

“They are entirely different realities,” de Blasio, a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, told MSNBC’s “Meet The Press Daily.”

“And so she was wrong, and you would be critical of her, you would tell her not to use that language?” asked host Chuck Todd.

“I respect her greatly and I feel very close to her in terms of philosophy, but of course she was wrong,” de Blasio said of Ocasio-Cortez. “You cannot compare — what the Nazis did in concentration camps, unfortunately, is without any historical — I mean, it’s a horrible moment in history. There is no way to compare.”

De Blasio also criticized statements by former Vice President Joe Biden in which Biden recalled how he had worked with segregationists to “get things done” while a member of the U.S. Senate.

“We can’t have a Democrat talking about that broken past as if there was virtue in it,” de Blasio said.

[DESPICABLE: Nadler Backs AOC Comments Comparing U.S. Detention Centers To ‘Concentration Camps’]

Ocasio-Cortez has refused to apologize for her comparison and blasted congressional Republicans for what she saw as a reluctance to address migrant conditions at the border. “I will never apologize for calling these camps what they are,” she tweeted earlier Wednesday. She has also claimed that she was not comparing the detention centers to Nazi death camps, but rather to earlier camps, which she said focused on “mass detention of civilians without trial.”

(Source: Fox News)


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  1. The difference is that AOC is a complete ignoramus, and has great difficulty saying anything intelligible. Libraries are filled with knowledge that she never had. Her modus operandi to cope with her severe knowledge handicap is to say outrageous things, get media attention, and then defend them, as if she knows anything. It is an anomaly that she ever got votes.

    Blasio is not stupid. He is evil and nasty. The only reason he is calling out AOC on this inane remark is because he needs to cater to a Jewish vote. Well, I am afraid he won’t get it. He has been one of the worst mayors that NYC ever had, and it will require a few mayoral terms to reverse the damage. I am pleased that he threw his hat into the ring to run for president. I anticipate the shattering divisiveness that he will bring to the progressive Democrats, and I also can’t wait to witness the disgrace he will experience when he losses his britches.